Monday, October 19, 2015

Who Knew That Dick And Jane Were Luddites?

The recent U.S. guided drone strike on the MSF hospital (operated by Doctors Without Borders — Médecins Sans Frontières) in Kunduz, Afghanistan resulted in the deaths of 12 staff members and 10 patients. Tom Tomorrow provides insight into the spin that followed this atrocity. The Tomorrow version of the RPA (remotely-piloted aircraft) is chilling because Droney, The Friendly Drone, openly reveals a dark side. In the Droney 'toons, the lovable RPA engages in colloquy with a boy and girl (hereafter known as Dick and Jane) and the final panel reveals the unlovable side of Droney. If this is a (fair & balanced) critique of a war crime, so be it.

[x This Modern World]
Droney Weighs In
By Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

Tom Tomorrow/Dan Perkins

[Dan Perkins is an editorial cartoonist better known by the pen name "Tom Tomorrow". His weekly comic strip, "This Modern World," which comments on current events from a strong liberal perspective, appears regularly in approximately 150 papers across the U.S., as well as on Daily Kos. The strip debuted in 1990 in SF Weekly. Perkins, a long time resident of Brooklyn, New York, currently lives in Connecticut. He received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in both 1998 and 2002. When he is not working on projects related to his comic strip, Perkins writes a daily political blog, also entitled "This Modern World," which he began in December 2001. More recently, Dan Perkins, pen name Tom Tomorrow, was named the winner of the 2013 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning. Even more recently, Dan Perkins was a runner-up for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning.]

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